Ancient Roman MIlk Pot Discovered in England
Dating back to the late first or early second century, this milk pot was discovered near Swindon during a garage excavation. An extremely rare and exciting find, the artifact will eventually go on display at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery:
Beth Werrett, conservator at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, said: "The last residues of milk have been retained which makes it quite rare."
The pot, known as the 'Highworth Ceramic', was unearthed along with other Roman artefacts at a private property on Cricklade Road in Highworth during excavations for a garage.
"It's pretty hefty - it takes two or three people to lift it - and it was found with a slab of stone covering the mouth," said Ms Werrett, who has been working on the conservation of the pot for the past year.